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Race passing and American individualism

Author: Kathleen Pfeiffer
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pfeiffer studies the fiction of William Dean Howells, Frances E. W. Harper, Jean Toomer, James Weldon Johnson, Jessie Fauset, and Nella Larsen. She supports the ambiguous theory that the African-American characters found in these six authors' works are reinventing themselves by passing as white.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pfeiffer, Kathleen, 1964-
Race passing and American individualism.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2003
(OCoLC)606930867
Online version:
Pfeiffer, Kathleen, 1964-
Race passing and American individualism.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2003
(OCoLC)609352335
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Pfeiffer
ISBN: 1558493778 9781558493773
OCLC Number: 49844600
Description: 167 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Passing and the sentimental novel --
Passing and the rise of realism --
Passing and the fictional autobiography --
Passing and the "fast yellowing manuscripts" --
Passing and the rise of mass culture --
Reading passing through a different lens.
Responsibility: Kathleen Pfeiffer.

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In the literature of late 19th- and early 20th-century America, black characters who pass for white embody a paradox. Legally black, they are accepted socially as white by virtue of their  Read more...

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